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Newcastle Whisky Tasting Events at Bartholomew’s 

Explore the world of whisky tasting in Newcastle at Bartholomew's. We have a range of events to satisfy your deepest whisky desires.

Your Home of Whisky TASTING in Newcastle

A hub for whisky enthusiasts and those seeking an exceptional whisky tasting experience, Bartholomew's Restaurant and Bar stands as the prominent destination in Newcastle. Our establishment has gained renown for its exquisite whisky events, including whisky dinners and whisky masterclasses, offering a unique opportunity to indulge in the world of fine spirits.

Whisky enthusiasts in Newcastle and beyond have discovered a haven for their passion at Bartholomew's Restaurant and Bar. Our commitment to celebrating the art of whisky is evident through our thoughtfully curated events.


Whisky Masterclasses

Our whisky masterclasses provide a deeper understanding of this beloved spirit. Whether you're a novice or a seasoned connoisseur, these classes are designed to enrich your whisky knowledge and refine your palate.

Partnered with distillers from both Australia and abroad, our whisky masterclasses are led by knowledgeable experts who guide participants through the intricate world of whisky production, tasting techniques, and regional characteristics. You also get to hear the often-entertaining stories behind the world’s best whisky brands. As an attendee you have the privilege of sampling a wide range of whiskies, from single malts to rare blends, allowing you to discern the nuances that make each whisky unique.


Participants not only learn about the history and heritage of whisky but also gain valuable insights into the art of whisky appreciation. These masterclasses are interactive and engaging, encouraging attendees to ask questions and share their own tasting experiences, fostering a sense of community among whisky enthusiasts.


Happy Hour

4-6 PM Wednesday to Friday is happy hour. Receive $2 off all tap beers, wines or house spirits.

Whisky Dinners

Another of the highlights of Bartholomew's whisky offerings is their renowned whisky dinners. These events are a fusion of gastronomy and whisky appreciation, where the finest whiskies are expertly paired with exquisite culinary creations. Each whisky dinner is a sensory journey that immerses guests in the complexities of whisky, from the smoky notes of Islay to the rich, oaky flavours of Speyside.

These dinners are meticulously planned affairs, often featuring guest speakers from distinguished whisky distilleries who share their expertise and insights. Whisky lovers can expect an evening of indulgence as they savour delectable dishes while discovering new facets of their favourite spirits. It's an opportunity to explore how whisky complements and enhances the flavours of food, making each sip and bite a delightful experience.

Private Whisky Masterclasses

Don’t want to wait for our next event? Why not book your own private masterclass? These tasting classes can be tailored to your tastes, and a perfect for groups of 10 or more people. Jump over to our private masterclass page for more information.

The Newcastle Whisky & Craft Spirits Festival

Bartholomew’s is home to Australia’s largest whisky and craft spirits festival. Celebrating the art and craft of great distilling, this event is held annually in August. Check out the WACS Festival website for more information.

Get In Touch

We have received numerous rave reviews for our cocktails, food and service. So come visit us today. We're conveniently located in the heart of Newcastle and open for lunch seven days a week. With our delicious food, friendly service, and cozy atmosphere, Bartholomew's is truly the best hidden lunch spot in town. Get in touch with us on 02 4023 8443. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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